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Taking the mick/michael/mickey

Posted by Irish rebel on September 19, 2003

Are there any other folks out there who object to the use of the phase taking the mick/mickey/ michael - its derivation goes back to how the Irish were described as drunk and gullible and therefore easily made little off or humiliated because of there trust in others abroad.
If you have any literature going back to 19 century I would like to hear from you.

Irish rebel.